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I use color and gesture to find meaning and build form. The paintings happen in layers, over time. I usually begin with a small model that becomes an opening to a larger work. Some of these begin with a collage and recent pieces begin with a small watercolor study. My subjects are quite varied but usually involve other people, current events, and other "realities" as filtered through my experience. My process is abstract and somewhat reductive. I am looking for an essence. Personal and political coincide in the layering of experiences.
The process of painting sets up an area in which these different "realities" bump into one another. My challenge is to create a unified painting from conflicting and contradictory elements. I am striving for unity and pictorial wholeness in painting as a way to hold on in a world that seems ever more fragmented.
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